Fernando Llorente: My intention is to stay at Juventus, despite Tottenham and Liverpool interest

Fernando Llorente wants to stay with Juventus, despite transfer interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.

Quoted by the Mirror, Juve striker Fernando Llorente has admitted that he wants to stay with the Serie A champions, despite interest in him from the Premier League.

The Spanish international said: “At the moment my intention is to remain at Juve. I have to talk to the club and see what they say to me.”

Llorente, 30, has struggled to establish himself in the Juve first-team in the recent months, scoring just nine goals in the 2014/15 season. He started only 25 of 38 league games, and following the arrivals of Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, it appears as if Llorente will be the player to lose his place in the first-team set-up.

Due to this, a potential summer exit could be on the cards, and he has been linked with a move to the Premier League. TMW are claiming that Spurs want to sign him, and are willing to pay up to £6 million for the forward.

Liverpool are also said to be keen on signing him this summer, with the Telegraph reporting that the Reds are targeting both Llorente and Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca to fix their goalscoring problems.

However, Llorente sounds keen to remain in Turin, although his comments do make it apparent that he has yet to sit down with Juve to discuss his future. With Mandzukic and Dybala already signed, Juve could look to force Llorente out of the club this summer, and if they do, he may have no choice but to accept a move to the Premier League.

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